Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MF Maharoof
39(16) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 4 0 4 2 7 0 12
SR Watson
74(40) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 28 runs
  • 2x4 - 3x6
8 1 3 0 0 24 12 6

Best performances - Bowlers

A Mishra
O3.0
M0
R27
W2
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The umpiring controversy will be talked about for some time. After we saw what happened between Ganguly and Warne, we certainly haven't seen the last of Watson's run out. It's baffling why the third umpire wasn't used initially when it was fairly clear that he was struggling to make his ground. Anyway, a fair decision was made in the end.

Now to the final result. Rajasthan have maintained their superior record at home and have now extended their victories to 7. Looks like a semi-final berth is certain. Watson's in the running for the Player of the Tournament if he goes on like this. Rajasthan were uncharacteristically slow off the blocks, especially after two embarassing run-outs, but after the Powerplay, things changed. Smith and Watson clubbed 59 off runs off four overs and never looked back. Delhi aren't looking as steady as they were when the tournament began. They were exposed after Sehwag and Dhawan were dismissed early and their middle order looks shaky. They're currently at No.5 in the standings.

Stay with us for the post-match presentation.

Sehwag: "It was a good total on this wicket where the ball wasn't coming onto the bat. But in the end of the day, two dropped catches cost us. Mishra bowled really well. The umpire told us we cannot refer the decision to the third umpire because he said there was no television coverage it couldn't be referred. We asked him to check with the third umpire if there was coverage and eventually the third umpire was called."

Warne: "We bowled 19 pretty good overs but my over was a shocker. Watson's played one of the best innings of the IPL, coming out the way he did. It worked out well having the extra batsman Dimitri coming in. Proud of the way the guys fought. We've got 4 days in Goa, we'll sit on the beach, play some tennis."

Watson is the Man of the Match: "We were behind the 8 ball when I walked in. I couldn't stick around for too long getting my eye in. It's kind to hear when people call you the best player in terms of value for money. It's a nice feeling for me, coming back after my injuries."

Thanks for your company and the mails. I enjoyed bringing both games to you. On behalf of Raghav and Binoy George, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

19.1
4
Mahesh to Rawat, FOUR runs, Yomahesh bowls a low full toss outside off, Rawat stretches out and gets a thin outside edge which just beats Karthik

2 to win off 6 balls, here's Yomahesh

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | RR: 155/7

  • NK Patel4 (2b)
  • M Rawat1 (3b)
  • MF Maharoof4-0-22-1
  • PJ Sangwan4-0-33-0
18.6
4
Maharoof to Patel, FOUR runs, lovely shot! That eases the pressure for Rajasthan as Niraj leans forward and pounds a half volley past mid-off and cover
18.5
1
Maharoof to Rawat, 1 run, low full toss, he creams this towards extra cover and de Villiers fumbles
18.4
0
Maharoof to Rawat, no run, makes room and cuts this one straight to point
18.3
0
Maharoof to Rawat, no run, tries to punch it through the offside and he misses
18.2
W
Maharoof to Patel, OUT, confusion! Patel gigs out a yorker top the off side and sets off for a risky run, Watson is sent back and he's miles out of his crease as the throw misses the stumps, they take a run anyway off the overthrow but Watson's really struggling to make his ground at the striker's end, the throw to Karthik is accurate and he whips off the bails. Now here's the drama - Delhi celebrate but umpire Steve Davis refuses to call for the third umpire, Delhi fielders are really peeved and Sehwag has a word with umpire Koertzen, Watson is also fuming about the situation, as if to suggest they get on with the game, finally the third umpire is called and gives Watson the marching orders.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MF Maharoof
39(16) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 4 0 4 2 7 0 12
SR Watson
74(40) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 28 runs
  • 2x4 - 3x6
8 1 3 0 0 24 12 6

Best performances - Bowlers

A Mishra
O3.0
M0
R27
W2
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301